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    Shades and Rays
    When a race began between a party of two
    Laughing gently with different shades of hue
    Friends at the start when a gun popped a shot
    A healthy competition that's destined to rot

    Two lines that travel, unravel through time
    Facing racial obstacles to rattle their spines
    Two lines from the past, casted life in shades and rays
    Never to intersect into the zones that they lay

    The sun fought the shade to spread its rays
    The shade battled the rays to cool who lay
    Separate but equal in the worlds they paved
    Till the rays spread to shade and laid the first grave

    Closely they criss and cross and swerve
    Swearing one upon the other to obey their curve
    Even after elapses of time these lines still collide
    Racial harmony in unified society playing in rewind

    Lining ourselves up for another rumble
    Both shades and ray will ultimately tumble
    Triggers pulled and locked to a ticking of a clock
    Counting off colors until we both had enough

    Rays too bright till a man scream, "I can't breathe"
    Shades too heavy till a man scream, "I can't see"
    Except for the colors in a vintage photograph
    Black and white blurred as the fantasy is fanned

    History heavy burden upon a nation once great
    To justify those who once hung in the street
    Presently playing hopscotch in a court of crime
    Under a stoking of coals hotter than the lines

    Rays and shades trying to play
    Under the bright beams of a medias gaze
    Each action to dissection with quivered questions
    Quoting to provoke the rush to the race end

    And to all those looking at the world colorblind
    Imagining a world without respecting different sides
    Cutting and set hanging by backing away ignorant
    Showing its apparent who the snake of Eden bit

    Both try without knives and each comply
    Speaking freely without saying their lies
    Until a ray too grave or a shade too knave
    Colors their cousins back centuries of days

    Where one ray ends a shade may begin
    Till the shade is lit by a light of a ray
    A life sequence surely we all must see
    Warmth and Cool unified problem-solve our pleas

    So please, ease us into the grace of day
    With love and hugs and bountiful doves
    Carrying a branch of olives from the rays to the shade
    Prospects of peace always come from tumultuous days

    Written By: Ethan Altmayer
    Hometown: Geneva, IL
    Last edited by alty1723; 12-29-2014, 12:41 PM.